Scope and Content
Allewelt, William F.
Title: William F. Allewelt Papers
Date (inclusive): 1960-2006
1.5 linear feet
Abstract: William F. Allewelt (1926-2010) served as Chief Executive Officer of Tri Valley Growers from 1966-1985. His Papers contain
correspondence, speeches, and files related to his involvement with Tri Valley Growers, Sun-Diamond Growers of California,
and the University of California Agricultural Issues Center.
Physical location: Researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as
many are stored offsite.
University of California, Davis. General Library. Dept. of Special
Davis, California 95616-5292
Collection number: D-532
Language of Material: Collection materials in English.
William F. Allewelt was born on May 29, 1926 in Sacramento to William Sr. and Alta Jane Clapp Allewelt. He entered the Army
Air Corps following graduation from C.K. McClatchy High School. The GI Bill brought him to the University of California, Davis
where he served as editor of the Cal Aggie newspaper and as student body president. He completed his degree in Agricultural
Economics at the University of California, Berkeley.
In 1955 he joined Turlock Cooperative Growers, a canning cooperative in Modesto, and became its general manager. In 1963,
TCG merged with a companion cooperative to form Tri Valley Growers. Allewelt served first as its general manager and later
as CEO from 1966 until retiring in 1985. Shortly after retiring, he served as interim CEO at Sun-Diamond Growers of California.
In 1985, he was appointed a charter member of the advisory board to the University of California Agricultural Issues Center.
He served as its chair from 1986 to 2000 and its vice-chair from 1987 until his retirement from the board in 2007.
He also served on the board of the Cal Aggie Alumni Association, as a trustee of the UCD Foundation, and chaired the major
gifts committee funding the UCD Alumni and Visitors Center.
Allewelt passed away on October 15, 2010.
William F. Allewelt Obituary,
Davis Enterprise, October 19, 2010.
Scope and Content
The William F. Allewelt Papers contain biographical information, a small amount of correspondence, speeches, and files related
to his involvement with Tri Valley Growers, Sun-Diamond Growers of California, and the University of California Agricultural
Arrangement of the Collection
The collection is arranged in six series: 1. Biographical Information, 2. Speeches, 3. Correspondence, 4. Organization Files,
5. Printed Materials, 6. Works by Others.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online
public access catalog.
Allewelt, William F.--Archives
Sun-Diamond Growers of California
University of California, Davis. Agricultural Issues Center
Collection is open for research.
Sara Gunasekara processed this collection with assistance from student employee Michelle Xie.
Gift of Jean Allewelt in 2011.
[Identification of item], William F. Allewelt Papers, D-532, Department of Special Collections, General Library, University
of California, Davis.
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University of California, Davis as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply
permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.